The intro of “Mona Lisa” is useful in a discussion of the difference that an intro can make to the willingness of a listener to accept a song from outside the wheelhouse of that listener. You’re not going to find much Garage Rock within the posts of Indie Obsessive. It’s not because of a distaste for the genre; it’s more a result of limiting posts to songs to which there are connections, such as melodic or emotional connections. Normally, Garage Rock doesn't generate a sense of connection for us. "Mona Lisa" did, and the intro played an important role.
It’s unlikely that Atlas Wynd consciously borrowed from these classics. But if they did, we should tip our hats to “Mona Lisa,” because Atlas Wynd added features that clearly allowed the song to stand on its own (and stand tall).
Atlas Wynd is Peter Chapman (vocals, guitar) and Harry Sotnick (drums) from Brighton, UK. For more information about the duo, read the SubmitHub discussion, which is pasted at the bottom of this post.
“Mona Lisa” by Atlas Wynd